The Westhill Diversity Committee is group of staff and parents in the community working with the students and teachers to discuss ways to foster open dialogue, safe communication within the school and the community, and to provide opportunities for professional development for the staff.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Westhill Central School District believes in the values of equality, respect, inclusion, and acceptance, and in celebrating the unique characteristics of our community. We seek to prepare students for the global community by promoting a diverse learning environment with open dialogue, opportunities for staff development, and both student and community engagement.
Diversity Committee Meeting Dates 2023-2024 School Year
- Wednesday, October 11 at 6:00 PM, OHMS Library
- Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 PM, OHMS Library
- Wednesday, December 13 at 6:00 PM, OHMS Library
- Wednesday, January 10 at 6:00 PM, OHMS Library
- Thursday, February 15 at 6:00 PM, OHMS Library
- Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 PM, OHMS Library
- Wednesday, April 10 at 6:00 PM, OHMS Library
- Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00 PM, OHMS Library
- Wednesday, June 12 at 6:00 PM, OHMS Library
The focus of our IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity AfterSchool) Club is to create student-centered learning opportunities that celebrate and affirm the contributions, perspectives and backgrounds of all people. By developing students’ abilities to make connections across lines of difference, we can empower them as agents of positive social change. The different learning opportunities that students experience in IDEAS helps them to become leaders as we strive to do better for our school and community while building empathy for others. Check out our IDEAS Worth Spreading 2023 Book
Culturally Responsive Sustaining (CR-S) Education Framework
Culturally Responsive Sustaining Framework Roadmap
Brief 1: What is culturally responsive sustaining education?
Brief 2: What is the Culturally Responsive Sustaining Framework?
Brief 3: What do students gain from CR-S education?
Brief 4: Why should schools focus on the cultures of their students?
Brief 5: What are the four principles of the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework?
BOE Policy 3420 Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in the District
Brief 6: How does implementing CR-S improve your school community as a whole?
What is Diwali?